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major nidal hassan is in the hands of a jury. a panel of officers began deliberating on thursday after hassan passed on his final chance to address the jury. he did not offer closing argument. he could get the death penalty for shooting and killing 14 fellow soldiers in 2009. aljazeera is live in fort hood, texas. height de, given that hassan has basically put forward no defense and confessed to the today, only one gite would make punishment. there must be an aggravated factor, multiple killings unanimous on all of those findings. >> thank you, heidi. san diego's embattled mayor bob filner could step down today. filner has reportedly agreed to resign as part of a deal to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit. filner's lawyers issued a statement confirming that a settlement had been reached but declined to reveal details of the terms. 17 women accused him of inappropriate behavior. attorney gloria allred represents one of the accusers. >> i would like to see a resignation without conditions and without the taxpayers being forced to make a gift of public funds to him in order for him to res
and deliberations will resume on freye in nidal hassan's court-martial. heidi joe castro has more from fort hood, texas. >> reporter: his silence didn't surprise anyone. the army major gave no closing argument. he said all along, he's the killer. >> it's exceedingly rare where you have the prosecution and the defense agreeing to the defense's guilt. >> reporter: chris jenks said the jury will find hassan guilty. the panel of 13 senior officers is now behind closed doors. they are looking through 1700 pieces of information including bullets from the shootings, paper towels that he stuffed into his pockets to mask the sound of the clinking bullets. and the pistol. guilt will be clear-cut for the jury. it's the sentencing phase that will pose for questions. jenks notes the u.s. has not executed a u.s. service member since 1961. >> historically that would suggest that major hassan will languish on death row and not exactly be executed. >> reporter: things work differently in the military legal system. it follows a command structure, and any death penalty convict shup will trigger a series of automat
deliberating the fate of army major nidal hassan. jurors returned to court about 15 minutes ago to ask a couple of questions, but again no verdict tonight. prosecutors say there is no question that major hassan planned and carried out the attack in 2009 at that post in texas. he's never even disputed it. while he's been representing himself throughout the trial, he's had very little to say, put up no defense virtually, just about the only words spoken today were, "the defense chooses not to make a closing statement." the 13-member jury needs only a 2/3 majority to find major hassan guilty of the charges, but if they want the military to execute him they will have to all be on board. casey stegall with the news tonight. casey? >> every single person on that panel is a senior ranking army official, an officer, a rank in fact of major or higher. they were carefully selected, you'll remember, at the beginning of july from u.s. army posts all around the world. they have not been sequestered since this court martial began on august 6th, but clearly instructed not to read anything about this extremely
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